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[pkgsrc|http://www.netbsd.org/docs/software/packages.html] is a cross-platform framework for building software from source and distributing binary packages. Each "package" consists of a Makefile and several metadata files which specify how to build the software (as an example, look at the [tmux|http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/current/pkgsrc/misc/tmux/] package). The flexibility of this framework allows for easy porting of software en mass for OS's like ours without reinventing the wheel as well as allowing us to participate in and contribute to the larger pkgsrc community at large.

pkgsrc is not present in the SmartOS global zone out of the box but can be easily installed using a bootstrap. Please refer to ... [DOC:Installing pkgin].


In SmartOS Zones, however, pkgsrc takes center stage by providing all the software you require from compilers to web servers to editors.